AT OUR LAST MEETING . . .
May 27, 2016 Event
Emotional Transformation Therapy: The Blending of Art and Science
Lolita M. Domingue, M.S., LMFT
was developed by Steven R. Vazquez, Ph.D. over the course of over 20
years of research on the visual ecology of the client. ETT intervenes
using light and color to reduce the length of time which traditional
methods demand. The presenter will show how the interpersonal
relationship between client and therapist is integrally intertwined with
attachment theory and will discuss accurate attunement with adult
attachment presentations to create an effective therapeutic alignment to
set the stage for accurate attunement with ETT.
of the triadic relationship between client, light, and the therapist as
co-therapist with the light can significantly reduce or eliminate
distress associated with relational problems, poor self-esteem, trauma
and its resulting symptoms, addiction issues, anxiety, depression, and
more. This work adds a dimension of depth and emotional access for
clients that could only have been dreamed of in the past.
- to lay the foundation of Emotional Transformation Therapy
- to outline the history of the development of the methodology and interventions associated with the therapy
teach the tenets of the therapy and how this neural intervention
provides regulation of dysfunctional attachment styles using light and
- to introduce the 4 ETT tools
- to provide case examples of the outcomes which can be expected
- to provide an experiential demonstration of the methods of ETT using one of the ETT tools
- gain knowledge of the development of ETT and its tenets.
- gain an understanding of the latest research in attachment theory and its implications for brain and relational functioning.
- be able to define how ETT uses light and color and visual brain stimulation to reduce distress with effective brief therapy.
how one’s relationship with light affects attachment patterns and how a
shift in one’s relationship to the light can result in improved emotion
M. Domingue received her M.S. in Counseling with an emphasis in
Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of La Verne (ULV) in
1993. She has worked with children in the Claremont Unified School
District as a School Counselor and at the Los Angeles Child Guidance
Clinic as a Program Coordinator in the Early Intervention Program. There
she assisted in the training of child and adolescent psychiatry fellows
has taught numerous courses at the University of La Verne and Loma
Linda University in their schools of Behavioral Sciences. Since 1998 she
has been providing clinical supervision to social work, MFT, and
counseling associates/trainees and interns at Catholic Charities
Counseling Programs, at Loma Linda University’s Marriage & Family
Therapy Clinic, the Counseling & Family Sciences Clinic at LLU's
Behavioral Health Institute, and since 2011 to Children and Family
Services social workers in the County of San Bernardino.
1998 to the present she has seen individual adults, couples, families,
and children at her private practice in Upland, CA and considers herself
a dyed-in-the-wool Gestalt therapist. She has 4-1/2 years of training
in all 5 Levels of Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT) as well as
various other ETT-focused trainings. She is a Masters Level Certified
ETT Practitioner, a Certified ETT Consultant, and is a pending ETT
Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency Provider # 62278
CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2
hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs
as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the
training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed
If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 24 hours in
advance of the training, full reimbursement will be sent within ten (10)
If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any
participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or
another IE-CAMFT board member. We hope to resolve any issue immediately
on-site. If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and
resolve the issue.
IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience.
Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special
accommodations. If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in
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IE CAMFT Board of Directors*
Here is the slate of candidates for the upcoming 2016-2017 year:
President: Sherry Shockey-Pope
Secretary: Martha Wethey
Membership/Newsletter/Website: Carol A. Bouldin
Programs: Ilse Aerts
Financial: Steve Gray
Hospitality: Annette Compton, Jeanne Joslin
CEU Chair: Garry Raley
Members-at-Large: Marie-Louise Bosin, Paul Velen, Keyvan Geula, Omar Gonzalez-Valentino, Janetta Peltz
*Vote will take place at May meeting
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May Featured Event
At Our Last Meeting
Welcome New Members!
Creating a Safe Space for LGBT Clients
Yisraela Hayman, LMFT
LGBTQ client schedules an appointment with you. You’re thinking, "What
do I do? How do I attune? What’s different about them? What’s the same?
What do I need to know? Will I understand them? How do I make them feel
comfortable?" For answers to all these questions - and more - come to
1. Understand similarities and differences between heterosexual and LGBT individuals /clients
2. Understand common LGBT terminology and labels
3. Some of the common issues faced in the lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, and "queer" community.4.
How to feel comfortable with LGBT clients and ways to create a safe
environment for LGBT clients to feel seen, heard, and understood.
Hayman, M.A is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and has a
private practice in Beverly Hills where she sees individuals, couple
& families. She is a graduate of Antioch University LGBTQ
specialization and is trained in LGBTQ Affirmative Psychotherapy. She
is an AACAST certified couples and sex therapist. She is also trained
in EMDR & TRI and works with many clients who have PTSD and/or
developmental trauma. She is also a clinical group supervisor at
Southern California Counseling Center and also provides individual case
consultation for both licensed and unlicensed professionals.
Welcome New Members!
Sandra Robles, Amber Diaz, Lynn Flewelling
President's Message: Happy Spring!
In my yard the signs
of spring are everywhere. My fruit trees have small fruit and some
flowers, and my roses are happily producing an abundance of blooms. The
butterflies are dancing around the yard and the finches sing to me each
morning as I eat my breakfast on my patio. I truly enjoy the spring
time. In my practice I help those with anxiety, and we often talk about
being mindful and just “sitting in the moment.” Sometimes it’s hard for
my clients to accomplish this task; however, I continue to remind them
that it’s progress, not perfection, which is our journey in life. I
know that I too am not always as mindful as I should be. My practice
demands my attention, as does my family and friends, and my own
My gratitude continues
for the remarkable therapists from our community I get to meet and with
whom I get to collaborate each month. I am always struck how each of
you shines your light and opens your heart each day to clients in
need. Again I want to thank you for your service to our community. I
also want to thank Keyvan Geula who has graciously donated a camcorder
to our chapter so we may record our presentations (with permission) and
later post them to our CAMFT website. The board has been discussing for
months how to continue to bring more value to the members of our
chapter. Each month we have wonderful speakers who are subject matter
experts and who share their insights with us. However, occasionally life
gets in our way and we can’t make it to the meeting. It is the hope of
the board that this would offer another alternative and would also allow
for each of us to go back and listen again if we wish. At the present
time we won’t be able to provide CEUs for the videos, but hopefully we
may in the future.
Another change I would
like to highlight is having network time after our regular monthly
presentation. Currently, we had that time set up for 8:30 AM. This has
not been particularly well attended. That may be due to the distance or
traffic in getting to the meeting. So we thought let’s move the
networking time from 11:00-11:30 AM. I really do not want any of you to
miss out on the wealth of resources that each of you bring to the
The 3000 club
continues to nurture our up-and-coming therapists and the presenters
have also been of excellent quality. The next presentation will be by
Lynn Flewelling on dream tending with clients on Saturday 28, 2016 from
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The address is 6840 Indiana Ave., Suite 275,
Riverside, CA 92506. All are welcome.
Until next time,
Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT
Neurobiology and Treatment Considerations in Bipolar Disorder - June 24, 2016
IE-CAMFT Board Retreat - July 22, 2016
Night Journeys: A Therapeutic Approach to Our Client’s Dreams - August 26, 2016